ABOUT

HISTORY

The Mvskoke Nation Youth Services (MNYS) program was created in October 2014. It is a result of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Strategic Planning session earlier that year.  That group of tribal leaders identified this goal: To engage Mvskoke youth in organized activities that will contribute to the community and tribal community; and help them enhance their interest, skills, and abilities into their adulthood.

Young people and the community were asked what youth needed to be successful and a group of youth and adults came together to develop the mission and program goals.  Young people have been involved in every aspect of program development and continually serve as consultants and resources.

MISSION STATEMENT

To empower Mvskoke youth by connecting to culture, community and resources.

PROGRAM GOALS
  • To Foster Advocacy. The MNYS works to connect and engage youth with leadership, education, training, and other opportunities on a local, state, and national level.

  • To Provide Resources. MNYS provides resources and referrals to support young people in meeting their goals. Additionally, MNYS works to support youth taking an active role as a resource for their peers, community and the nation.

  • To Promote Civic Duty. MNYS works to provide voter registration and educational activities that promote political engagement and advocacy.

  • To Encourage Wellness. MNYS provides education, training and activities on social issues affecting youth, develops healthy activities and promotes the concept of "Culture is Prevention."

  • To Create Support. MNYS focuses on developing formal and informal mentoring opportunities and working collaboratively with youth and youth serving agencies.

PROGRAM VALUES
  • Youth Voice: The ideas, opinions, involvement, and initiative of people considered to be “young”.

  • Collaboration: A joint effort of multiple individuals or work groups to accomplish a task or project.

  • Youth Empowerment: Is an attitudinal, structural, and cultural process whereby young people gain the ability, authority, and agency to make decisions and implement change in their own lives and the lives of other people, including youth and adults.

  • Youth Service: The involvement of young people in providing services to the Mvskoke Nation and their  communities.

  • Youth Advocacy: To provide support to young people in all areas that affect them, be it education, housing, employment, unemployment, health, social security, recreation and human relationship.

ADDRESS

112 East 6th

Okmulgee, OK 74447

OFFICE HOURS

MONDAY - FRIDAY

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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By Phone:

918-549-2557

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By Mail:

PO Box 580

Okmulgee, OK 74447